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Poster: chris in long beach Date: Aug 30, 2011 11:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Non-GD (obviously) Any funk and soul lovers here?

I know I can't be the only one here that loves some good ole ass-shakin funk and soul.

I don't know why I'm posting this here. Oh wait, yes I do! I ran into a song yesterday that absolutely floored me, and I've listened to it about 20 times in the last 24 hours :)

The Greater Experience

That song is apparently "Northern Soul", which is entirely new to me, and now I"m on a quest to find the best in this sub-genre.

So, let's talk about funk and soul. What do you like? I enjoy too many to mention, but my favorite touring funk outfit is Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.

Here are a couple that I enjoy on the LMA

Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band are pretty damn fun.

Papa Grows Funk ain't bad either.

That's enough about me, what about you? What's some of your favorite funk and soul?

Links are appreciated :)


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Poster: utopian Date: Aug 31, 2011 6:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-GD (obviously) Any funk and soul lovers here?

JImmy mcgriff

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Aug 31, 2011 9:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-GD (obviously) Any funk and soul lovers here?

Defunkt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDIsgxzxR80

James White and the Blacks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Krps34MRvNs

Sly Stone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdZQug0gc-g

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 31, 2011 11:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-GD (obviously) Any funk and soul lovers here?

All great choices; was it you and I that were talking re Lester Bowie?

BTW, Warren Haynes is doing a tribute to Sly on 10/29 at the Warfield. ... and apparently one to JB on Halloween. I'll try and make the Warfield show.

http://www.jambands.com/news/2011/08/16/warren-haynes-band-two-holiday-tributes
Warren Haynes will continue his longstanding tradition of paying tribute to his musical inspirations on Halloween. Rather than Gov’t Mule, however, the Warren Haynes Band will anchor two special events. The first of these will take place on Saturday October 29 at the Warfield in San Francisco with “Stoned!: Halloween On The Sly,” which will present the music of Sly and the Family Stone. Two days later, on Halloween proper, the WHB will appear at The Ogden in Denver for “A Funky Good Halloween” from “The Godfather of Soulshine,” which will nod to James Brown. Pre-sales for both shows begin at noon on Wednesday local time through Warren Haynes Ticketing.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Aug 31, 2011 12:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-GD (obviously) Any funk and soul lovers here?

Yes BD, you had mentioned seeing Lester at the Knitting Factory.Defunkt and James Chance were the real deal funk/punk/jazz bands in NYC in the 80's,I had many a fun night watching them play,and of course Sly is a master of the funk.Those Warren tribute shows sound like fun,his new band should be comfortable with the material,have a funky good time if you go.

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Poster: adks12020 Date: Aug 31, 2011 5:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-GD (obviously) Any funk and soul lovers here?

I love funk. I tend to gravitate towards the jazzier stuff like boogooloo.

I love The Greyboy Allstars and Robert Walters 20th Congress. The New Mastersounds are really good too. They are new to me (funky Brits...who knew?)...kind of Grant Green, Boogooloo Joe Jones-ish.

I just heard The Mighty Imperials for the first time the other day are they are pretty damn good too. Nice and funky. They've got an album called Thunder Chicken that's really funky.

Good idea for a post. I will be checking back to see what gets posted. Always looking for more funk in my life.

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Poster: chris in long beach Date: Aug 31, 2011 2:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-GD (obviously) Any funk and soul lovers here?

Listening to The New Mastersounds now, these guys are pretty damn good!!

If you havne't heard Sharon Jones, I'd highly recommend her. Her live shows are sooooooo much fun (she pulls audience members on stage to dance with her).

There is actually a ton of good funk on youtube. Lots of stuff I've never heard before.

Here's a great one, with one of the best comments I've ever seen. Here's the video:

Big Black Funky Slave

The comment (haha):

"if i ever built a time machine, travelled back to the early seventies, got behind the wheel of a huge cadillac and went cruising around the ghetto picking up hookers, then this is the song i would play on my eight track while doing it"

Yeah, I could talk about funk all day. And damn, the Europe 72 box just arrived, too much music to listen to :)

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Poster: hurley44 Date: Aug 31, 2011 6:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-GD (obviously) Any funk and soul lovers here?

Thanks for the great links. If you haven't heard him, you've got to check out Johnny Guitar Watson's stuff from the '70s. Awesome funk combined with phenomenal guitar licks.

http://youtu.be/yKtWMqW4ICM

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Poster: chris in long beach Date: Aug 30, 2011 11:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-GD (obviously) Any funk and soul lovers here?

What the hell!! I tried to make it where you click on the link and it opens in another tab/window, but something went terribly wrong. When I would go to edit, the part where I would put something like (target="_blank">)turned into (ref="no follow">).

Anyone have directions in plain English?

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 31, 2011 4:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-GD (obviously) Any funk and soul lovers here?

What are you trying to do? The links worked for me.

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Poster: chris in long beach Date: Aug 31, 2011 2:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-GD (obviously) Any funk and soul lovers here?

I was trying to make it where you could click on the link and it would open in a new window. Don't know what I did wrong...

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Poster: boltman Date: Aug 31, 2011 5:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-GD (obviously) Any funk and soul lovers here?

Not sure it could be classified as ass-shaking, but the Funkadelics have always floored me. If you haven't gone old-school yet, try "Maggot Brain"...the guitar solo in the title track is stunning.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 31, 2011 9:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-GD (obviously) Any funk and soul lovers here?

Chris, the links worked for me. I love me some funk music. I gave a listen to, The Greater Experience, and thanks for the LMA recs.

This is one of my all time fav funk bands. I'm not so much into soul, but if Don Cornelius asked me to do the end of the show dance, I'd be right there.

http://tinyurl.com/4e8zmux

Here they are playing some soul.

http://tinyurl.com/6dgjhoy

E- DBB is also on LMA,

http://www.archive.org/details/DeepBananaBlackout

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Poster: chris in long beach Date: Aug 31, 2011 2:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-GD (obviously) Any funk and soul lovers here?

Ooo, thanks! DBB sound pretty damn good.

Oh, and I'm perfectly fine with segregating my soul and funk :). I like my soul when it's upbeat and danceable, not really into the ballads.

Rufus Thomas is pretty good. I mean, it seems like 50% of his songs have "funky" in the title, so it has to be funky, right? :)

Funky Way on Youtube

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 31, 2011 8:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-GD (obviously) Any funk and soul lovers here?

Make my funk the p-funk....

But for current touring bands, check out Orgone and New Mastersounds (latter opening for Susan and Derek on New Years Eve).

And please check out The Meters while you still have a chance. The masters may not be with us much longer; Art Neville has had lots of health problems the last few years

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Poster: chris in long beach Date: Aug 31, 2011 2:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-GD (obviously) Any funk and soul lovers here?

Are The Meters touring? I saw The Funky Meters a couple of times in Memphis (well, by the second time they may have been called "PBS"). but yeah, if the original lineup comes through Atlanta I'll be all over that.

Thanks for the recommendations, lots of good music to check out!